Monday, November 18, 2013
Wooga: Cool, Award-Winning Social Games
One of the leading social game developers in the world, Wooga makes games for Facebook, smartphones, and tablets. Based in Berlin, Germany, Wooga believes it's more fun to play games with friends than alone or with strangers; hence, it focuses on creating high-quality games that can be enjoyed with friends. Founded in early 2009, the studio is currently comprised of 250 employees from over 40 countries.
Wooga's signature approach to game design highlights usability, localization, and emotional character development. Every month, about 50 million people around the world play the studio's games, which include Diamond Dash, Kingsbridge, Pearl's Peril, Fantastic Forest, Monster World, and Bubble Island. The recently launched Jelly Splash was downloaded a million times over the course of five days, making it the fastest Wooga game to reach the milestone.
Backed by Balderton Capital, Tenaya Capital, Highland Capital Partners, and Holtzbrinck Ventures, Wooga has won the Gruenderszene Startup of the Decade honor and the European Games Awards for Publisher of the Year and Best Social Game.